The pinnacle singing experience in the Phoenix Children’s Chorus is placement into Encore, our advanced level high school touring choir. Encore meets on Tuesday evenings 6:00-8:30 at our main campus, The Phoenix Center for the Arts in Central Phoenix. Like Concert Choir, Encore tours each summer both nationally and internationally. Encore’s conductor is Mr. Troy Meeker and accompanist is Mrs. Caia O’Toole.
The purpose of Encore is to raise the student’s level of aesthetic awareness by providing a continued comprehensive music education through vocal and choral technique, rehearsals and performance opportunities. Each chorister receives thirty minutes of music literacy instruction independent of the rehearsal. Choristers study music from all genres and enhance the literature through movement, choralography, and choreography where appropriate. Choristers will be role models in rehearsal, performance and travel. Membership in Encore is the pinnacle of the Phoenix Children’s Chorus experience. Participation in the annual tour is a required component of membership in Encore.